Music Monday: ‘The Island, Part 1: Dawn’

Hey Milieunairs,

It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe!

Pendulum - ImmersionThis week:

Flavour: Electronica/Alternative Rock

Artist: Pendulum

Album: Immersion

Song: The Island, Part 1: Dawn

Rationale: Pendulum is one of those bands who you have heard on the radio, on multiple occasions, whose music you have probably thought is great but a band whose name you have never really got around to learning.


Music Monday: “Miami 2 Ibiza”

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Swedish House Mafia - Until One (Official Album Cover)It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe!  

Rationale: I may not be the kind of person who goes clubbing every weekend but I am definitely one who enjoys a song with a good beat. Especially one that I can suggestively gyrate my hips to. Oh yeah, that’s right!

Unlike most people, I almost never listen to the words of a song. To me, music is all about the melody, tone and beat.


It’s Britney, Bitch!

Even before we arrived in Australia, I knew that Britney Spears would be bringing her ‘The Circus’ tour to the land down under. However, I never thought I would actually get a chance to attend the concert. For starters, Britney’s last show in Melbourne was on the 13th November and we were only set to
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Music Monday: ‘Reach Out’

Hey Milieunairs, It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe! Flavour: Pop Artist: Hilary Duff Album: Best Of Hilary Duff Song: Reach Out Rationale: There is no doubt that I am a fan of the popular genre of music more commonly known as pop. I can openly admit that I thoroughly
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Music Monday: ‘Mercy’

Hey Milieunairs,

It is Music Monday and thus time for another Vivaciously Varietal Vibe!

Music Monday –

This weeks flavour: Alternative Rock

Artist: Ours

Album: Mercy… Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy

Song: Mercy

Rationale: I am a big fan of MUSE. Consequently, I have been scouring the net for a band which has a similar sound and repertoire. Although I have yet to find such a band, I was lucky enough to discover the musings of a band known as Ours.

“When you first hear Ours, you will likely get strong flashes of Jeff Buckley. Listening to Jimmy Gnecco’s voice [lead singer of Ours] and inflections it is hard not to, the similarities are as clear as day. In addition to Buckley, I heard touches of The Cure and Radiohead all blended together in this art rock mic. Despite the comparisons, Gnecco is still able to carve out his own direction and differentiate himself. The song writing is a thing of beauty, with flowing guitars, smooth rhythms, and an expansive soundstage, Ours moves with an ebb and flow that is all of its own” (Chris Beaumont, BlogCritics, 07/04/08).

I chose the song Mercy, because I believe that everyone will, at some point, either be merciful towards another or be shown mercy through an act of humility. In some ways mercy may have a direct correlation with forgiveness. I believe in forgiveness. To forgive is to pave the way to absolution. Even so, I am of the opinion that not all things forgiven need to be forgotten. Consequently, one must always try to learn from past experiences and attempt to move on. As the adage goes ‘what does not kill you, can only make you stronger’.

‘Mercy’ by Ours off of the album ‘Mercy… Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy’

As always, whenever I post about Vivaciously Varietal Vibes on Music Monday’s, simply click on the name of the song to be taken to a web page that displays the songs lyrics.

Until the next time “Milieunairs”!